Around The World In A Metrocard
White dingy tile on subway walls are covered
in graffiti. Trapped on the same train since 125th
he, can't believe just how many girl's, actually ride
this train every morning. Face in newspaper riding
back to Brooklyn, he notices how black lines, cover
over the white background. Subway doors open and 125th
seems a world away. Canal Street station crowded like 125th.
Coca Cola ad on a billboard, distracts his attention. Riding
next to him – a baby in a carriage falls asleep; she's covered
in blanket's; covered in tired. He loves 125th; but hates long rides.
Kenny Fame is an African-American / GLBTQ poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey; but he currently calls the village of Harlem in NYC his home. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem's 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes. He was the winner of "The Tenth National Black Writers Conference Award for Poetry." He has been a featured "Poet of the Week" on the Poetry Super Highway during the week of January 2-8, 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journal both nationally & internationally such as: Steel Toe Review # 7& 10, River Lit #5, The Fine Line, Emerge Literary Journal # 1, Rufous Salon (Sweden), Milk Sugar, Prompt Literary Magazine, De La Mancha, Anastomoo, ken*again, Assisi Journal, African-American Review, Gloom Cupboard, Black Magnolias Literary Journal # 6.2 & The New Verse News on December 18th 2011; just to name a few. Kenny Fame is currently working on his undergraduate degree at CUNY/ Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn NY.